The State of Studies: A Literature Review. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or what people mostly knew as ASEAN, was Southeast Asia’s geopolitical and economic organization which was established by its Founding Fathers such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand on 8 August 1967. It had extended its membership to another five (5) countries namely Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. This had made ASEAN to be composed of ten (10) Members of State. Basically, this association was formed with seven (7) objectives. First, it aimed at the speeding up of the economic growth, social advancement, as well as cultural development among its Members of State. Second, it aimed at the promotion of regional peace and stabilization in the entire regions. Third, it aims at the advancement of active cooperation and shared assistance on the social, cultural, economic, technical, scientific and administrative aspects. Fourth, it aimed at the provision of assistance of educational, professional, technical and administrative realms through the means of training and research. Fifth, it aimed at working in a more effective partnership for the improvement in all aspects of the living standards of their citizens. Sixth, it aimed at the supporting the Southeast Asian studies. Lastly, it aimed at the maintenance of an advantageous cooperation among its Members of State.
For such a long time, the ASEAN was understood in such state of stability. However, it was the case that there was an ongoing debate between the realists against the constructivists in terms of their particular views on ASEAN.